An open letter by CA Shaifaly Girdharwal to #HasmukhAdhia and #ArunJaitely #GST #GSTfailure
Sir GST was made applicable in all over India from 1st July 2017. At that time government was not clear about how exporters will do the compliance. Exporters of services are forced to go for litigation for hardship of bond/LUT on them.Composition option was not there and the way website was working it was really a shame. Then data and features were frozen. Your own customer care is unable to answer any technical query. There are no example or illustration on what data should be filled in each form and column. Being a GST consultants I got so many calls and feel helpless to see the problems of small business people. Most of the forms for return, registration and transition are faulty. Form for transition was introduced in hurry on heavy public demand. It means govt was expecting taxpayer to pay tax to govt and their opening credit was totally out of vision. Should we assume that Government’s vision is to just charge extra money from people any how? On clicking submit, data freezes …why you make the filing under DSC when you freeze data after submit only. Government system may have all the faults but taxpayer should have supernatural powers to cope with all defects. Small traders spend all their time working hard for arrangement of things and sale and then collection. Now they are expected to stand in virtual queue on #GSTIN website because you cant increase your capacity beyond 80,000 at a time, when this could just be overcome by adding more processing powers and memory to your servers.
Is this the #digitalIndia dream you’ve been selling ever since?
And what was the idea behind GSP and ASP that the government appointed. Where is there contribution in infrastructure or the whole process?
Today so many taxpayer feel that offline mode was better. You may be standing in queues but at least you know when you will be able to handover.
When, you are not ready for something why it is forced to people and then at least you should be humble enough to accept your defects and try to fix that, instead of blaming the people.
Don’t forget that you’re running the country with the help of taxes collected from the people and businesses. Stop treating them like thieves and give them respect and support them in growing their business.
Please don’t force entire business community to leave all their work for filing returns. #EaseOfDoingBusiness is the biggest joke, instead this is even making it difficult and killing the dreams of people launching new businesses and generate employment.
(With contribution from Deepak Chauhan )